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Labor Markets in a Global Economy: A Macroeconomic Perspective
A Macroeconomic Perspective

ISBN 9780873327381
Published November 30, 1995 by Routledge
388 Pages

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Book Description

This introductory text on labour economics covers topics such as: the shift in America from a manufacturing-based economy to a service economy; the changes in the economic conditions in the US; the implications of NAFTA and GATT; and the labour markets.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, List of Figures, Preface, 1. The Changing World of Work: The Changing Scope of Labor Economics, Part I. The Macroeconomic Aspects of Labor-Market Behavior and Outcomes, 2. The Demographics of Labor Markets and Labor Unions, 3. Aggregate-Demand and Aggregate-Supply Functions and the Level of Employment, 4. Types of Unemployment and Their Measurement, 5. The Labor-Market Impact of a Global Economy, Part II. The Microeconomic Aspects of Labor-Market Behavior and Outcomes, 6. The Quality of the Labor Supply: Investment in Human Capital, 7. Hours of Work and the Labor-Supply Decisions of Households, 8. Gender, Age, and Racial Differences in Labor-Force Participation, 9. The Allocation of Labor to Occupations and Jobs, 10. The Employment Decisions of Price-Taking Firms, 11. The Employment Decisions of Price-Making Firms, 12. Wage Rates and Employment Levels in Union and Nonunion Industries, Part III. The Wage Structure and the Level of Wages and Prices, 13. The Wage Structure: Skill Differentials, 14. The Wage Structure: Discriminatory Differentials, 15. Wages in Union versus Nonunion Sectors of the Economy, 16. The Dual Problem of Unemployment and Inflation, Part IV. Labor Policy Issues, 17. The Working Poor: Is There a Market Solution?, 18. Achieving Full Employment in the 1990s without Inflation, 19. Employability and Human-Resources Policy, Index, About the Author

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